AS IT HAPPENED | Bok trophy tour day 3: Proud supporters marvel at sons of Eastern Cape Mapimpi, Am and Kolisi

2019-11-09 11:40

The Springboks receive a heroes welcome in East London, as they share their Rugby World Cup win with South Africans.


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Makazole Mapimpi and Lukhanyo Am hold the trophy up to the crowd in their hometown.

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WATCH | Happy homecoming: Try scorer Mapimpi and Boks welcomed in Mdantsane

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Patients and staff from Frere hospital have joined in on the celebrations.

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Webb Ellis Cup may still visit 'excluded' provinces

According to the SABC website, SA Rugby could yet send the Webb Ellis Cup - and a handful of Springboks - to provinces excluded from the ongoing Champions Tour of the country.

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A local soccer game in Amalinda was stopped just so players could get a glimpse of the team. The referee also joined in the celebrations and returned to the field moments later.

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Mdantsane, Makazole Mapimpi's home town, has come to life. People of all ages are screaming ''Kolisi'' and ''Mapimpi'' as the busses drive past them.

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Go out and give the champs the ''friendly city'' welcome later on today. 

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WATCH | Lukhanyo Am thanks fans as Bok tour continues through East London

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Bok star 'blessed' to inspire Eastern Cape youth

Star Springbok wing Makazole Mapimpi hopes his Rugby World Cup heroics can inspire youth in his home Eastern Cape province.

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A week ago, Makazole Mapimpi made history when he became the first Springbok to score a try in a World Cup final, helping his side to a third Webb Ellis Cup with their 32-12 triumph over England in Yokohama, Japan.

Today, a week later, he takes the cup on tour - through Mdantsane in the Eastern Cape where he played rugby in his earlier years - a world champion and record-breaker.  

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Son of the Eastern Cape, Siya Kolisi shows no signs of fatigue after a week spent lifting the Webb Ellis Cup time and time again. The Boks are being welcomed by cheering, singing, ululating supporters along their route to Mdantsane.   

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WATCH | East London goes crazy for Boks outside City Hall

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Hoping to catch a glimpse of the champs and their cup? Here's where they'll be in East London today. 

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Rugby World Cup winners the Springboks are continuing their five-day trophy tour in East London today. 

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By the time the Springboks arrived at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Friday afternoon, Durban had already set a new standard for this 2019 Rugby World Cup trophy tour.

The city centre, quite simply, shut down in yet another reminder of exactly what this moment means to South Africa.

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